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The Challenges That Lie Ahead For Netflix

Investors have continued to punish Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) for failing to meet expectations with yesterday’s disappointing Q3 earnings report,…

What the Web is saying about Netflix-Qwikster

Since Netflix announced plans to rebrand its DVD-by-mail business, the Web has been abuzz with questions about Qwikster. It’s attracted a good deal of ridicule, but there are also more serious questions being raised about the business model and user experience consumers can expect.

The Morning Lowdown 09-19-11

»  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) DVD-Streaming Split Extends To Brand: Meet ‘Qwikster’ (paidContent)

»  Netflix CEO Reed Hasting…

Sony App My Daily Clip Aims To Sell Movies

Sony (NYSE: SNE) Pictures Home Entertainment is launching an iPhone and iPad app called My Daily Clip, which serves up a new excerpt from it…

Why Selling Film Downloads Is So Difficult

Though the whole notion of ownership is called into question by the nature of streaming video, consumers would do more buying than renting o…

Why Bewkes’ Q4 Bluster Won’t Rattle Netflix

It wouldn’t be a Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) earnings call without some tough talk from CEO Jeff Bewkes, who suggested he’ll put the screws to N…

Netflix Users: DVD Not Dead Yet

Netflix is moving ahead with plans to ween users off its DVD-by-mail service, announcing it would do away with the “Add to DVD Queue” feature on streaming devices. But an overwhelmingly negative response could mean that Netflix has underestimated the importance of DVD to its users.

New iTunes Features Aim To Outdo DVD

Some of the coolest so-called “extras” embedded only on the iTunes’ version of several recent film releases from Sony (NYSE: SNE) Pictures a…

Can YouTube Yield Another Star In Ryan Higa?

That Ryan Higa has drawn over 3.6 million views to his latest YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) creation isn’t surprising; his videos routinely amass cab…

New Eye-Popping Netflix Growth Stats

If you aren’t impressed enough yet by Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), the good folks at research firm Screen Digest shared some subscriber-only analyt…

How Hollywood Will Squeeze Netflix

It seems the studios have figured out one way to ease the pain of declining DVD revenues: putting the screws to Netflix.

Netflix Adds iPhone, iPod Touch Apps

It’s kind of anti-climactic at this point, but Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) has extended its rental service to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, four m…

Studios Giving Up on DVD, Pushing VOD Instead

The time lag between DVD release dates and the availability of films on cable video-on-demand services has been drastically reduced over the past year, falling from an average of 21 days in 2009 down to just five days in the first half of this year.

Netflix Reports Big Jump In Instant Streaming

Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) continues to add subscribers at a fast clip, adding a record 1.7 million subscribers to its roster during its first qua…

Netflix Beats Estimates; Shares Skyrocket

Netflix shares soared in after-hours trading after the online DVD rental service reported better-than-expected Q3 earnings and g…

The Key To Capturing An Audience

The key to luring audiences to a content platform is fidelity – or what we used to call user experience. This piece on USAToday.com explores…

More On MovieBeam Relaunch

NYT: “Will people pay $230 and hook a new gizmo up to their television sets so they do not have to drive to the video rental store? … Tres…

Collapsing Windows: TDVoD Is The Mix

That’s TV-DVD-VOD, in case you didn’t get that…the momentum of those collapsing windows is increasing by the day, it seems, and “day and d…

Peerflix Receives $8 Million Second Round

(down the page) That’s according to an SEC filing, picked up by PE Week Wire…Peerflix, a small company making some waves with its DVD-swap…

Blu-Ray’s Won? HP Calls For Compromise

The activity in the DVD standards market is at fever pace, with the two rival factions: HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray. Today, Forrester came out with a…

Cuban to Launch DVD Label?

If by that they mean that he’ll sell the movies on his HD and other networks as DVDs, well, that is obviously yes. But anyway, would be inte…

Movie Windows Set To Shrink

And high time they did…hopefully they’ll have some trickle down effect for online movie service. Robert Iger, CEO-elect of Disney, recentl…

Blu-Ray Vs HD-DVD Camps Are Set Now

The Blue-Ray vs HD-DVD divide is set now, with Universal Music Group, one of the top worldwide music labels, deciding to back Sony’s answer…

DVD Roundup Report This Week

Bunch of DVD business related developments this week, including Amazon.com’s Germany launch and the eternal fight of HD-DVD vs Blue-Ray:
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DVD Roundup Links

Some DVD technology and business related stories over the last week:
— Microsoft Ties Up With Toshiba on HD-DVD: Toshiba, which backs the H…